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Holiday Afternoon on the Terrace

Did you know that in CD 14, they sell beer and wine at some 7-Elevens? Evidently, this goes on with the full knowledge of Councilman Jose Huizar. Even more shockingly, I understand they also sell beer and wine at some 7-Elevens in CDs 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, and also in 15. Watercolor by yours truly, 2007.

It is now against the law for a cashier to ask you for a zip code. But they can still ask you if you'd like to supersize that.

Did Councilman Tom LaBonge really tell candidate Tomas O'Grady at the Autry candidate forum that O'Grady doesn't care about the district? Did he really call O'Grady "retired"? O'Grady recently told a low-amp radio show that LaBonge did, and also reminded the audience that while planting trees at a middle school, O'Grady dug twenty-six holes, including one for LaBonge, to avail the beleaguered Councilman his photo op. Then O'Grady, who grew up on a farm, planted the other twenty-five. Maybe Tom LaBonge will find out what it's like to be "retired" sometime soon. Find out what else was said here:

As you can readily see, Councilman Tom LaBonge is quite nuts, and also, these debates are the envy of the City. If you click, especially loop two, be sure to watch the other two candidates, because after Tom LaBonge hoots and hollers about the CRA and Barnsdall, he gets thoroughly demolished by both challenger candidates.

More Parent Trigger editorializing as the corporate lobby ramps up, this one in the SF Chronicle. Not a strong editorial; it doesn't state what people are concerned about. It simply vilifies teachers, almost mindlessly. In truth, there were enormous concerns in Compton that Parent Revolution didn't disclose the true stakes of the trigger vote to Spanish-speaking parents.

Now even George Skelton is for trimming the CRAs around the State. A reminder: his paper did not cover the last Mayor's race, in which nearly every challenger candidate proposed trimming or elimination of the CRA.